I was talking with a friend of mine who just started learning hypnotherapy. I told him my mother actually stopped smoking with hypnotherapy, and what they did is told her instead of having a cigarette, she would feel like having a glass of water. The next day she did not smoke, and not ever again. Amazing. He was not surprised. He said that is basic practice: you switch a habit for another. What he explained then, was that the thoughts and habits we have, are like paths in our brain. We get used to think something, or do something, and it becomes … Continue reading Don’t believe everything you think
It’s easy to get stuck in a circle, when you don’t feel like doing anything and the less you do, the less you feel like doing. Try to start one thing today. Maybe you are thinking about writing a book, learning something new, or maybe it’s something you have to do but that you don’t look forward to, like a homework, cleaning the studio, anything. Just start. One little step. Don’t aim for a full chapter by the end of the day. Just say you’ll write a line or two, lay out some ideas. Little steps. Promise yourself you will … Continue reading Give energy if you want to get energized
Here is something I try to work on everyday, every year: Try not to judge people. What I mean is when you bring someone down, for example you see a stranger on the street and they are wearing sloppy clothes, and you think “oh god look at this person, what a mess, that’s awful, blablabla..” you are hurting yourself in the process. Nothing good comes out of that. Actually, the judgments we make very often reflect our own insecurities. I am very embarrassed to admit it, but I back when I was a little younger, I judged people on looks a lot. I would see … Continue reading It’s never too late for a new years resolution // A 2018 resolution idea
If you are a dreamer, you know how it goes: You always have ideas of what your life could be if you did this or that, if you chose this instead of that. It’s good to be open minded and imaginative: You never run out of ideas. But you cannot predict the future. You simply don’t know what could be until you do it. You should try new experiences as much as possible, it’s the only way to really know if you like or don’t like something. Sometimes, you will be surprised how things turns out. Continue reading What could be
Recently I quit my job. I was working as a designer in the advertising industry. I always had a huge creative side to me but I never thought I would end up in that field. It all went down so naturally. Not easily, but naturally. What I want to talk about today, is how sometimes, we end up not doing what we truly want to do. In fact, a lot of the time, doing what we truly want to do is harder, than doing something else. But why? – It seems like motivation does not come from passion only. Passion is not enough. Why … Continue reading Finding your way // What do you want to be when you grow up?
Story time! – Back when I was in elementary school, a math teacher gave each of the students a sheet of paper with an exercise to do. She told us we had to finish this exercise and when we did, we could go back to her desk and get the next exercise. I started working as soon as I got the first sheet. I finished it in a couple of minutes, and got to the second one. I kept going, did another one, and another… I was still going, probably now around exercise #10. Some of my classmates were still at … Continue reading Having no chill
“You have anxiety? But you look so calm!!!” “There’s no way you have anxiety, you are way too outgoing!” – Anxiety is not extroverted or introverted. I know extroverts who are extremely at ease on stage, doing a show, entertaining people. But they shut down when they have to talk one-on-one to a stranger. Anxiety is experienced differently for each of us. I am an introvert, and even though I experience very strong emotions, it often stays inside. On the outside I look very composed, but inside my mind is spinning. fast. Anxiety affects all kinds of people, in all … Continue reading Anxiety affects people in different ways